Kentucky Sheriffs' Association Executive Director Jerry Wagner says his group hasn't decided on supporting or opposing legalizing industrial hemp. Wagner and other members of the KSA board met with Agriculture Commissioner James Comer yesterday in Frankfort for more information on the subject. Comer has come out in favor of legalizing hemp.
This month, voters in Colorado and Washington elected to legalize marijuana in their states. And this week, the superintendent of the Indiana State Police toldhis state’s lawmakers that he supports legalizing and regulating marijuana.
The traditionally hard-line stance American officials have held against marijuana is relaxing in some places -- but don't expect Kentucky law enforcement to follow along.
The Kentucky Hemp Museum is looking to make the Jackson Purchase its new home. The museum, which was previously located in Lexington now hope to settle in Christian County, once hotbed of industrial Hemp Growth. WKMS’s Drew Adams spoke to Kentucky Hemp Museum Director Katie Moyer about the move to the Purchase, the uses for hemp and why it’s different from its psychoactive cousin, marijuana.
The president of the Kentucky Hemp Museum hopes to make Hopkinsville its new home. The museum had been a private collection in Lexington, consisting of various agricultural equipment and related memorabilia.
Efforts to allow hemp production in Kentucky appear to be growing despite the defeat of another legalization effort this year in the General Assembly. State Senator Joey Pendleton has repeatedly introduced hemp legalization bills in an effort to restore a crop that was a major industry in Kentucky decades ago.